Fourth of July Fireworks Paddle 2019

We are excited to announce our third annual Fourth of July Fireworks Paddle!

Check out the following details about the event:

Start Time: 7:00 PM

End Time: Shortly after the fireworks, around 10:30 PM

Meeting Location: Smith Park, Menasha

More Info: We will be enjoying a full Sunset Paddle prior to relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Menasha fireworks show from our kayaks! [We plan on alternating between the Neenah and Menasha fireworks shows each year] After the show, we will exit the water after a short paddle back to your cars. Total time spent on the water will be ~2.5 hours.

Safety: As this event takes place at night, we require that everyone brings a flashlight or lantern at a minimum. Our kayaks will have string lights to help light them, but the more light and visibility to other boaters, the better! Also, as fun as 4th of July partying can be, please do not drink before the event or bring drinks with you while kayaking.

If you have your own gear, but would like to join the group and safety guides feel free to contact us for 15% off discount code to sign up!

This is a popular event and we recommend booking early! If you have more questions, please email, call, or text us directly!

Book your Fourth of July Adventure TODAY!

Why is the Sky Blue?

Light travels in waves, just like sound or energy in water.

When light shines from the sun, it hits air particles and scatters. Light waves contain every color of the rainbow, and these waves all separate in the atmosphere.

Blue light waves are the shortest and scatter the most easily, so they make the sky look blue. Reflection of the Earth’s surface plays a role in colors that we see, but this does not affect the color of the sky nearly as much as scattering.

To check out the local forecast and plan your next adventure, go to our Weather Page here – https://foxriverkayakingcompany.com/weather/

How are Forecasts Predicted?

No wizard and glass ball here folks. There are still a lot of cool equipment and techniques, though!

Meteorologists use several different tools and methods to predict changes in weather patterns. Some examples of this are using years and years of past data combined with live current conditions to anticipate what the future may hold!

There are tools from thermometers, barometers, and anemometers for measuring everything from temperature, air pressure and wind speed. Satellites support analyzing weather patterns and weather balloons are released to learn more about atmospheric characteristics as well!

Always remember, the weather forecast is simply an educated guess! As new tools and more data are compiled we get better at forecasting.

To check out the local forecast and plan your next adventure, go to our Weather Page here – https://foxriverkayakingcompany.com/weather/


Happy Memorial Day Weekend 2019!

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and the long weekend has arrived. Whether you are enjoying a barbeque with family or relaxing on the water, we hope you have a safe & relaxing weekend!

Memorial Day, previously known as Decoration Day, originated following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. We take this time to commemorate those who have lost their lives serving this country.

How are Climate and Vegetation Related?

Climate and vegetation work in harmony. They each depend on and affect the other greatly. Plants absorb energy and release water vapor – both of these processes affect weather patterns. Through transpiration, plants play a part in controlling humidity and temperature of the area around them.

Climate also affects vegetation. In areas with consistently warm temperatures and high rainfall, forests are abundant. In areas with low amounts of rainfall, there are fewer trees, and prairies or grasslands are more common.

In areas with large amounts of agriculture or development, climates and weather patterns may be affected by changes to the natural environment. When vegetation is removed from an area, humidity decreases and rainfall may diminish.

As you can see, climate and vegetation are closely intertwined, so we encourage you to take a look around when you visit a new place with a very different climate, and check out the unique plants of that area!

To check out the local forecast and plan your next adventure, go to our Weather Page here – https://foxriverkayakingcompany.com/weather/